In a context of rapid economic and technological change, it is essential that Scotland develops and retains a skilled workforce, capable of driving achievement of our economic and social aims.

“As careers advisers, we are always working to prepare young people for a world of work that is changing rapidly, promoting their skills and interests to help shape the future they want. We all know how quickly technology is developing and the implications that has for young people and what they’ll do in the future.”
Stefan Mullan, MyWoW Live Adviser

Skills for the Future

We are collaborating with the Scottish Funding Council and other agencies to chart out a vision we are calling Scotland 2035 – A Human Future.

As we work together to develop the longer-term vision for Scotland, current economic and skills policy provides clear direction on the steps we can take over the next three years.

The Strategic Board’s Strategic Plan has new and collective ways of working at its core. It includes four separate policy missions, which the agencies should work towards collaboratively.

One of these is called 'Skills for the Future'. It focuses on encouraging and enabling a shift to a more demand-led skills system that better responds to the current and future skills needs of employers and individuals, including expanding work based learning, and increasingly supports individuals to upskill and reskill.

 

Inspiring and Informing

My World of Work Live is an interactive new pilot that is helping young people across Scotland develop their career management skills and explore the job opportunities that may exist for them in the future.

It’s a set of fun, interactive activities and exhibits that inspire young people, informing them about future skills needs and possible career opportunities.

My World of Work Live Adviser, Stefan Mullan, runs sessions with young people in the North East, with the aim of motivating and inspiring them about future careers.

Stefan said: "As careers advisers, we are always working to prepare young people for a world of work that is changing rapidly, promoting their skills and interests to help shape the future they want.

"We all know how quickly technology is developing and the implications that has for young people and what they’ll do in the future.

"It also helps to prepare them for jobs that may not exist yet. Using the latest technology to get them to think about what jobs might be needed to make driverless cars a success, or help clear space debris."

Ensuring the pilot is fit for purpose for the community it's being delivered in is key to the success of the programme. 

Want to know more?

Looking for more information on our 2019-2022 Strategic Plan? Use the links below for detailed information on our goals, other case studies and vision for the future.